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Transcendent Kingdom: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984899767
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Published: Vintage - July 6th, 2021

The best book I have read so far in 2021. Gifty has been through many tragedies in her short life but has turned her pain into devotion to her research on the neuroscience of addiction. Jumping between her childhood and current life, we see how the experience and religion of her childhood shape who she is today. Beautifully written and heart wrenching, without being hopeless. Gyasi is an author worth following for sure!

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Invisible Girl: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982137342
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Published: Atria Books - June 1st, 2021

In a normally quiet neighborhood on the outskirts of London, a troubled teen girl has gone missing and there are reports of assaults. Are the news stories connected? This page-turner had memorable characters and a twisty plot. Can you figure out who really are the heroes and who are the predators?

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Sparks Like Stars: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063008281
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Published: William Morrow - March 2nd, 2021

An epic tale of an American surgeon who must revisit her past and her traumatic exit from Afganistan after an elderly patient turns out to be an important person from her childhood.  

Bold, illuminating, heartbreaking, yet hopeful, Sparks Like Stars is a story of home—of America and Afghanistan, tragedy and survival, reinvention and remembrance, told in Nadia Hashimi’s singular voice.